In 2019, the New York General Assembly passed the Child Victims Act that revived child sexual abuse claims for one year. Defendant in this case challenged, the constitutionality of the Act. With its pro bono partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, CHILD USA wrote this amicus brief, presenting research on the trauma of child sexual abuse and the science of delayed disclosure, highlighting the important public interest in reviving civil claims for child sexual abuse, and detailing the national landscape of statute of limitations reform, all supporting the constitutionality of the Child Victims Act. On January 14, 2021, the Court denied the Motion as moot but still upheld the constitutionality of the Child Victims Act. Read the opinion here.
JOSEPH KASTNER v. JOHN SA DOE, ET AL.,
November 30, 2021
Supreme Court Of New York, County Of Nassau
Index No. 900111/2021